About Michigan Association on Problem Gambling (MAPG)

The Michigan Association on Problem Gambling (MAPG) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS with a 501 (c) (3) charitable designation. It is funded by membership fees, donations and grants and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization.

This organization is open to Michigan’s gaming industry (Native American tribal casinos, commercial casinos, lotteries, and horse racing facilities), gamblers in recovery, professionals, clinicians, students, and anybody interested in learning more about problem gambling disorder.

MAPG is the Michigan affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). MAPG takes a neutral stance on legal gambling. Our Board Members provide training and presentations to gaming industry stakeholders, service clubs, churches, adult groups, schools, news media, and government agencies for the purposes of education, awareness and support services. Call 1-517-672-6904 or e-mail MAPG President, Mike Burke at burkemichaelj@yahoo.com for more information.

For those seeking help for a potential gambling problem, please call the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-270-7117.

MAPG’s success depends upon the involvement of its members who recognize that problem gambling is a public health issue that needs to be addressed. Anyone can become a member and participate in MAPG programs by filling out the membership application and mailing the application to Mike Burke, 1128 Wetherfield Drive S., Portage, MI 49002. Payment or renewal of membership fees is also accepted online through PayPal. Please Click Here for more information.

MAPG OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS 2018

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: Michael Burke*
Michigan Association on Problem Gamling
1128 Wetherfield Drive S., Portage, MI 49002
Phone: 517-548-1407
burkemichaelj@yahoo.com

VICE PRESIDENT: Richard Riggs, MA, CAADC, NCGC
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center
6773 West Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-788-3184
rriggs1@hfhs.org

SECRETARY: David Ledgerwood, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
540 E Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-993-1380
dledgerw@med.wayne.edu
https://wayne.edu/people/af7500/

TREASURER: James Lister, PhD, MSW
Wayne State University School of Social Work
5447 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-4408
jlister@med.wayne.edu
https://socialwork.wayne.edu/profile/fp7790

AFFILIATE ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO NCPG
Michael Mooney, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS, CCJP
Choices Counseling Center
13428 Brainbridge, Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 586-350-6800
MMooney16@comcast.net

*MAPG Executive Director and NCPG Affiliate Representative

BOARD MEMBERS

Denise Phillips, MSW, ACSW, LMSW, CAADC, NCGC-II, BACC
409 Plymouth Road Ste 140, Plymouth, MI, 48170
Phone 313-580-0362 FAX 734-720-9525
www.gamblingsolutionsandcounselingservicesofmi.com

James Loree, LMSW, ACSW CAADC, NCGC II
3475 Belle Chase Way, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48911
Phone: 517-285-4841
loreejam@gmail.com
www.jamesloree.com

Kirtus Thurston
26065 La Muera, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone 248-410-1591
kirtust@gmail.com

Tim Otteman, Ed.D. Faculty / Sports Gambling Consultant
Central Michigan University, Finch 108A Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-7312 (office) (989) 621-2238 (cell)
ottema1tw@cmich.edu
www.timotteman.com

Barbara Emmott, MA, LPC, CCS-M
Munson Healthcare Behavioral Health Services
1105 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684-2386
Phone: 231-935-6382
bfasuloemmott@mhc.net

Beverly Harris, Ph.D., LPC, SAP, NCGC
220 Bagley Street, Ste. 238, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-4950
bjh4931@comcast.net

Len McCulloch, DAPA, NCGC, CAAC, CBIS, MiLtdLP, LSW, NCP
Private Practice
24477 Buchanan Ct. #1887 Farmington Hills, Mi. 48335
Phone: 248-476-9329
LMcC1204@aol.com

Joseph Rainey, LMSW, ICAAC
3340 Hospital Rd. Saginaw, MI 48608-6280
Phone: 989-790-7806
jrainey382@aol.com

Joel Cohen, PhD, NCGC
Northwest Counseling and Psychotherapy Center
30375 Northwestern Hwy. Ste 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334,
Phone: 248-538-3382
jmcohen6914@sbcglobal.net

Robert Salvatore and Associates
640 Griswold, Suite 300 Northville, Mi. 48167
Phone: 313-378-6323
bobsal7@hotmail.com
www.northvilleaddictioncounseling.com/

Melinda Henderson, Ph.D
4134 Tanglewood Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248-980-3679
mhenderson62@comcst.net

Ellen Guido
NSO, Community Network Services
2032 Lancaster, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: 313-574-1158
eguido@nso-mi.org

Amy Miller, LMSW, CADC, R-CCS
Therapy Today Counseling & Consulting
4572 S. Hagadorn East Lansing, MI 48823
Amymiller.mi@gmail.com

Gerald Brooks, LLMSW, CAADC, CSOTS
Beacon Specialized Living Services
121 Engle Way, Hartford, MI 49057
Phone: 269-425-6727
glkbrooks@yahoo.com

Marsha A. Devlin, UDM Grad Student
15799 Southampton
Livonia MI 48154
Phone: 734-776-3817
tapnilved@aol.com

Brenda Markert-Green, DMFT, LMFT
Phone: 909-503-7191
Dr.MarkertGreen.LMFT@gmail.com
Membership date: 9/17/2013

Patrick Witri, MA, LLP, CAADC, NCGC II
455 Cherry St. SE, Suite 0. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-774-2660
www.truwitservices.com/

Judy Herriff
5651 Bunker Rd. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Phone: 517-242-0655
jherriff@gmail.com.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS

Gun Lake Casino
Rob Savaglio
, Director of Finance. Membership date: 05/2011
1123 129th Ave., Wayland, MI 49348-9542
Phone: 269.792.777
www.gunlakecasino.com

FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Membership date: 4/12/13
MARK SMIT, B.A. M.A. PHR Training Manager
11177 Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-660-5742
Cell: 269-832-0270
Fax: 269-660-5788
msmit@firekc.com
www.FireKeepersCasino.com

Michigan Bureau of State Lottery
101 East Hillsdale St. Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-241-3541